Please join us for the Canadian launch of Adamantine, Naomi Foyle’s third poetry collection: a lyrical celebration of Emily Carr and other remarkable women artists and activists.
Its title evoking the ‘unbreakable’ and ‘diamond-like’, Adamantine honours women’s tenacity and lustre, and reflects on the facets of a transatlantic life. Opening with the sequence ‘Two Emilys’, a tribute to Emily Carr and the late writer Emily Givner, the book also includes odes to Mohawk balladeer Tekahionwake, painters Daphne Odjig and Joyce Wieland, the mothers of West Belfast, and Palestinian prisoner of conscience Dareen Tatour. The book concludes with a lyric sequence that shines a light on Foyle’s breast cancer journey and pays homage to the power of loving community.
Entry: $5, including house tour and lemonade!
Naomi Foyle’s many publications include The Night Pavilion, an Autumn 2008 Poetry Book Society Recommendation (UK), and eco-science fantasy quartet The Gaia Chronicles (Jo Fletcher Books/Quercus USA). Daughter of the late Saskatchewan writer and editor Brenda Macdonald Riches, Naomi now lives in Brighton, UK, and teaches Creative Writing at the University of Chichester.